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Innovations from five different countries underscore the international character of the RailTech Innovation Awards 2019. These were presented on Tuesday evening in the Nicolaïkerk in Utrecht. Jury chairman Rolf Dollevoet presented the seven prizes after the first day of RailTech Europe 2019. RailApp won the award in the Rail Freight Transport category
A total of 75 entries for the prize have been received in recent months. In the end, eighteen innovations were nominated by the professional jury consisting of rail experts from the Netherlands and abroad. According to professor Rolf Dollevoet from TU Delft, the selection led to the necessary discussions between the jury members, but in the end they agreed. “After all, innovations always leads to discussion; what is an innovation and what is not? There were many entries about predictive maintenance and reuse, a good development, we all agreed on that. ”
The RailApp transaction and communication platform won the award in the Rail Freight Transport category. With RailApp, cooperating rail companies that exchange capacity can communicate with each other and handle invoicing. The safety protocols of the individual companies are also included. The Digital Freight Train from Traxens and the 5L Next freight wagon from SBB Cargo were nominated, but received no prizes.
In the Infrastructure category, the prize went to the Ruconbar noise-rolling system of the University of Zagreb. Ruconbar stands for “RUbberized COncrete Noise BARriers”. An environmentally friendly noise barrier made from a mixture of concrete and ground car tires. 7,800 recycled car tires are processed in one kilometer of Ruconbar. Dollevoet: “It is incredibly nice that you can solve this problem by gluing rubber granulate together.” The other nominees in this category were the Tiris data platform from Thales and Infrabel.
This article first appeared on www.railfreight.com
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